WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in February
WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in February

WhatsApp on Facebook announced that its instant messaging app will stop working on millions of older mobile devices around the world next month after the company completely stopped supporting these phones with older versions of Android and iOS.

With over a billion users in 180 countries, WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging systems in the world. However, when the company announces that it will not soon support older Android and iOS phones, WhatsApp will be the world's leading messaging system, and millions of people may feel next month isolated from the world.

The affected users cannot use their existing accounts. If they do not export their chat history before the deadline, they will lose their conversations and the company explains that the option to export cats to Germany is not available.

On December 31, 2019, app developers suspended support for Windows Phone users.

As of February 1, users of Android devices running 2.3.7 and earlier as well as users of iPhones running iOS 8 and earlier are affected.

In other words, if a user has an older iPhone 4, iPhone, or Android device released before 2011 (such as Google Nexus One or Samsung Galaxy S), they are unlikely to get WhatsApp from the App Store or Windows Mobile installed Google Play Store.

Notable devices that have lost WhatsApp support are the oldest iPhone 5s and all Android smartphones introduced in 2010 or earlier, such as Samsung Epic 4G and Motorola DroidX.

These users' ability to create new WhatsApp accounts or recheck their existing accounts is limited. However, you can use it before next month and these users will no longer be able to use WhatsApp after the deadline.

WhatsApp recommends users who want to continue to use the service to purchase an iPhone device with Android 4.0.3 or iOS 9 or higher.

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